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Raw Food Tools

Posted on August 28, 2006

Onto more things raw, here are the tools that I work with just about everyday.  Email me if you have specific questions as I can tell you where I bought stuff.  Most was through Ebay as I like to shop for the least expensive prices. Check out my pictures:

Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator.  Yes, that is basil in the background, can’t you just smell it?

Cuisinart 7-cup Food Processor.  This tool is easy to use and easy to clean.

The Total Blender – 3hp.  I can’t say enough about it, it chops through everything.

Wooden Salad bowls.  These are just a pleasure to eat from, but they are pricey.

Polycarbonate 1 Gallon Water Bottle.  I usually drink a gallon or more water a day.  Water quality is an entire blog in itself but in short, I have a carbon filter for my entire house which also filters out chlorine and fluoride.  Ultimately glass is better to drink from, but, it is not really practical for me in my work environment at this time.  Polycarbonate is suppose to be the best plastic to use in regards to minimal leaching of plastics into the water.  The plastic gallon bottles that you get at the grocery store containing water are very thin walled, and leach heavy amounts of plastics into the water.

My spices are key!  Cayenne, Cumin, Dill, Coriander, Caraway, and Fennel.  If you likes spices, sprinkle come Cayenne in your salad, but not too much, a little goes a long way.

I know which spice is which, but I like to label the bottoms for when others are working in the kitchen with me.  Yeah I know, it’s still the organizer in me.  Darn those control issues.

Have a Hawaii Sweet Hot Pepper!  Guaranteed to make you cry.

Now onto my favorite.  You can make milk from it, desserts, cakes, even toss it on your salad, which I love to do.  Its the one, the only, Young Coconut.  In case you have only seen the brown hairy coconuts in the store, those are the older mature ones.  These are Young Coconuts, and when you open then up you are rewarded with yummy clear liquid and the coconut meat is very soft and can be scraped out lightly with a spoon, nothing like the brown ones.

It’s cheaper to buy them by the case.  I don’t think it’s organic, but boy is it tasty.  You can usually find it over priced at a health food store, or less expensive at an Asian Market.  This case was a box of 9 for $12, which is $1.33 each.  The health food stores charge more than double that.  (Future coconut recipes to come)

You caught me!  Yes, that is fresh coconut meat just scraped out.

Just a few fruit and veggies that we consume all the time.  This picture is making me hungry.

Well, until next time, happy eating!

Philip McCluskey


Posted Under: Philip's Blog, Raw Food


4 Responses to “Raw Food Tools”

  1. LC says:

    Can you make the ice cream dish without a vitamix if you do not have the proper tool

  2. Arthur J. Piattoly says:

    I see myself in you. I’m 147 lbs. overweight and I’m at the absolute beginning of Raw Food lifestyle.I wish I had friends with the Raw Food Lifestyle -locally. Phillip,everything you pursued prior to RAW I did and more. I live near New Orleans and am reaching-.out to locals and the world for support.Pray for me that I firmly lay out my solid raw-eating lifestyle foundation and learn to embrace my standard American diet family/friends with unconditional LOVE. I need courage.

  3. Michelle says:

    Hi Philip, I don’t see a juicer in your list of raw tools! Do you juice greens? I do every morning and i love it. I throw in celery, kale, cukes, broccoli, romaine, sprouts, and maybe a lemon. Whatcha think??

  4. meshecha says:

    Thanks for blogging. The food makes me hungry too. I think you’re hawt!

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